Another thing I take sometimes, even I don’t think I really need to, but just in case, is Omega 3. There are plenty of plant based sources for this, such as flax-, chia- and hemp seeds as well as english walnuts. I put hemp powder in my smoothies every morning and I also just bought some chia seeds from Organic Avenue to make pudding(guess where I spend time on my lunch break spending big bucks on healthy stuff???).
First and foremost I TRY to get all my vitamins and minerals from the foods I eat, but let’s face it, I can’t afford to eat at Organic Avenue every day (which by the way is only two blocks from my job!) and I do not have time or energy to cook after work since I get home pretty late (around 8pm). Therefore there are few supplements that I pop. In the winter time I take vitamin C and D3, in order to stay healthy (the amount of sick people around me on a daily basis is scary), but during spring and summer I do not feel like I need them. I get plenty of D from the sun and plenty of C from the increased amounts of fruits and veggies I eat.
I love the Raw Enzymes from Garden of Life. Digestive enzymes help us break down food properly in the small intestine so it can be absorbed properly by the body. This supplement provides 22 of the highest potency, full spectrum digestive enzymes plus powerful, raw, probiotic-created vitamins and minerals. One pill also provides 42% of daily value of vitamin D and 56% daily value of B12 (vegan’s vitamin). I take one pill with every meal, usually 2-3 times a day.
MagO7 is my daily detox product that was introduced to me by Kimberly Snyder, the queen of detoxing for beauty. I just take 3-5 pills to an empty stomach before I go to sleep and that’s easy as that. This helps to soften the stool which then loosens intestinal build up which aids in the release of unwanted waste materials and toxic substances in your body. It’s the gentle, every day way to detox. I also take another probiotic pill before going to sleep. Because Kimberly says so. More helpful information about supplementation for plant-based diets here.